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I've tried many things; iRecovery, FixRecovery, booting it with greenpois0n then restoring it using iTunes, TinyUmbrella. None of them have worked. TinyUmbrella won't even detect my device. I've gone around the site and haven't found any definitive answers. Please help?

asked 12 Feb '12, 17:53

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Just restore the ipod in itunes, you may have to put it into DFU if itunes is not seeing it.


answered 12 Feb '12, 18:09

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I did that first though, and it doesn't work; it just goes back into recovery.

(12 Feb '12, 18:23) firefly firefly's gravatar image

What error code did iTunes give? Not all errors that places device in recovery can be kicked out by tools.


answered 12 Feb '12, 18:59

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justinred ♦

A lot of codes actually. 1603, 1611, and so on. I've read what those codes meant, and it had to do with my connectors, and downloading, but all of those have been solved. Any advice?

(13 Feb '12, 02:07) firefly firefly's gravatar image

Are you trying to restore to a custom 4.2.1 ipsw? If yes, you need to be in pwned dfu. You also should see apple 404 when you click THIS, if you see cydia, you need to edit your host file to point to apple servers.

(13 Feb '12, 02:16) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

I'm trying to restore to an OFW. I tried that on iTunes, and when it says wait while it restarts, it just goes back to recovery mode. Before all this happened, I attempted to update from a jailbroken iOS 4 to ofw iOS 4.2.1.

(13 Feb '12, 08:24) firefly firefly's gravatar image

And yes, when I clicked the link you posted, I saw Apple 404.

(13 Feb '12, 08:25) firefly firefly's gravatar image

As long as you are seeing the 404 page there is no reason that iTunes will not restore 4.2.1 firmware on an ipt2g, are you sure you have a 2g? How many gigs is it?

(13 Feb '12, 13:22) therealcmac therealcmac's gravatar image

Tried this? - LINK


answered 13 Feb '12, 08:43

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iphpwn4 ♦

I did, thanks. Everytime I restore though, it goes back to recovery mode. As in, it loads the firmware, verifies, and as it's about to restart, it goes back into recovery mode.

(13 Feb '12, 09:02) firefly firefly's gravatar image

Try setting hosts back to apple


answered 13 Feb '12, 08:45

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How do I go about that?

(13 Feb '12, 08:59) firefly firefly's gravatar image

And I never deleted from my hosts file. There wasn't anything there in the first place.

(13 Feb '12, 09:04) firefly firefly's gravatar image

I was finally able to fix it; after several solutions, the one that finally did it was the redsn0w extras recovery fix. Thanks to all who answered. Good day to all.


answered 14 Feb '12, 06:53

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what if i have MC model of the ipod ??

(27 Mar '12, 11:57) mrjsh1995 mrjsh1995's gravatar image
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